Find Your Perfect Petite Athleisure Wear

Athleisure is the new casual!


We feel your struggle when it comes to find the perfect athletic clothing that is comfortable for your morning run and stylish for your Sunday brunch, and the most important, in sizes and proportions that suit your petite stature. There’s very few activewear out there that’s marketed as “petite”, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good options. We've located the best brands as the ultimate destination for your petite athleisure wardrobe.


Sweaty Betty, which caters especially to women, sells activewear based on the type of workout you’re interested in. They offer leggings in petite length in a variety of colors and prints. The seams hit where they’re supposed to instead of cutting across the knee.


Athleta offers petite tops that are shorter in the body and sleeve length, and bottoms and dresses that are 2" shorter in the inseam and outseam. It's 22-inch inseam on 7/8 pants are our favorite!


lululemon's sizing skews particularly small, so everything seems to be well-tailored to a petite frame. The 7/8-length pants hit perfectly at the top of a petite girl's feet as full-length pants. The brand also offers complimentary hemming on all its products, including tops, so you can adjust to the right length.


The average women's pants inseam is 32 inches, but OV offers full-length leggings with a standard 28-inch inseam and 7/8 pants with a 26-inch inseam, which means you don’t have to sacrifice any of the design details at the bottom to the hemming gods.


KORAL is another brand that has particularly small sizing - the leggings at full length have a 26-28 inch inseam and the crop leggings have a 23-25 inch inseam. Bonus: its aesthetic is so fashion forward and stylish!



The brand has a dedicated category page for petite activewear which includes affordable compression run tights and yoga leggings that won't bunch at the ankle. Its petite-specific products extend into tops as well, which is great for all of us with a particularly small torso.

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